An affordable listing at 2329 Colorado Blvd. exemplifies the best of Stevens Park Village, the picturesque neighborhood in North Oak Cliff. It’s one of 176 houses built between 1939 and 1941.
The home sits on a beautifully maintained and landscaped corner lot with crepe myrtle, oak and pecan trees, just a few blocks from Stevens Park Golf Course. It’s listed for $249,900 with Nancy Gonzales of David Griffin & Company. And that price includes access to tree-lined streets, common parks and views of downtown Dallas.
The stone-and-wood cottage has three bedrooms and two baths, with charming features such as arched doorways and corner cupboards. Hardwood floors run through the front parts of the house and two bedrooms, as does the crown molding. A cozy fireplace flanked by vintage lights anchors the living room.
The dining room features built-in corner cabinets with open shelving, and French doors lead to the second living room, which is adjacent to the kitchen. The layout in the kitchen is a bit funky, but there are plenty of cabinets.
The master bedroom has a closet typical for a home of this era, but practical updates include built-in shelving all the way to the ceiling. The master bathroom has a garden tub and a large vanity.
Over the years the rooms have served different purposes; what is now the home office (an addition) was last used as the master, and the second bedroom was the office. The current office is on a lower level, with a door leading to the backyard. The second bathroom is also an addition.
The backyard has a lot going on — green space, gazebo with picnic table, and an 18-by-18 utility room with full-size washer-dryer hook-ups and a closet. The current owner is using the room as an artist’s studio. This space is not included in the house’s 1,541 square feet.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.